Due Thursday, January 31, 2013
Join the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy at our first Student Convention on March 1-2, 2013 at Stanford Law School! Students are the heart of ACS, and your participation at our events, engagement with our leaders, and advocacy on important legal and policy issues build and strengthen our national network. Using the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright as a springboard for conversation, student leaders from across the country will convene to discuss the legacy of Gideon, the future of work on behalf of low income individuals and the critical role that students can play in delivering on Gideon’s promise of a more just society. Generally, students should plan to arrive at Stanford Law School by 3 p.m. on March 1 and depart any time on March 3.
The Student Convention will provide an invaluable opportunity for our student members to interact and network with fellow law students, policymakers, practitioners, and judges on these very issues. ACS will provide lodging and transportation scholarships to help students attend the 2013 Student Convention. Students must be current dues-paying members of ACS when submitting the application and during the Student Convention (sign-up here if not currently a member). To apply for a scholarship, complete the online application below. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis.
Scholarship packages will contain EITHER hotel OR travel monies. Please note that we are also working with our Stanford chapter to have students host out-of-town students. If you are interested in this option, please indicate so below. Scholarships will vary based on the information you provide below. Thus, please fill out the form completely and accurately. This scholarship is not intended to cover the entire cost of your travel or stay. It will most often only defray your costs.
After the Convention, ACS will reimburse those students awarded transportation scholarships up to the pre-approved amount of money for travel expenses, which may include airfare, trainfare, mileage (federal rate of $0.555/mile), etc. It is the responsibility of those awarded scholarships to make their own travel arrangements and then submit receipts to the ACS National office after the Convention.